The week that was...
"Leaps of Imagination"
November 18 - November 25, 2013
Project 52 (48/52)
"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming,
we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning"
I've always dreamed of celebrating a New Year in a foreign country. Some might say I already did that the New Year's I fought the crowds in Disney World. Someone neglected to inform me all the Americans were apparently at Universal Studios ringing in the New Year. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that many foreigners might share the same wish and head to the States to celebrate.
Years from now, I don't think I'm gonna regret the things I have done in my life. But I do think I'm gonna be bummed out by the things I DIDN'T get around to doing. So dreams morphed into plans last week, and I will be singing "Auld Lang Syne" on the banks of the River Thames in London this year (truth-be-told, I'll probably just be cheering because that song is depressing!).
Travel and new surroundings have a way of invigorating me. Everything looks more...better-ish. Shinier, brighter, happier. That doesn't mean it actually IS. It is just that home kinda pales in comparison to something new and different. And the best part about it? As much as I love waking up in a new place and spending my days wandering thru unfamiliar streets...it kinda makes the routine and normalcy of home more appealing upon return. Sort of like I spent the evening decked out in those 5-inch stilettos that I adore, but soooooo love coming home to kick them off for those fuzzy slippers. Win-Win.
So I guess what I'm saying is that my imagination, dreaming and planning is going to ultimately culminate on my sofa, in a sweatshirt, leggings and Uggs, probably watching an episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" that I missed. And I'm gonna love every freakin' second of it because I arrived at my destination via a detour in London on New Years Eve.
It all starts with a dream and a plan...and maybe a bit of arm twisting.
Here's where I'm linking up today ..."The Party's On"
Please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is Kenny Loggins' "Celebrate Me Home".